Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

Average Public Relations Officers in the United States make around $46K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Women make up the vast majority of Public Relations Officers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,447 - $101,122
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MEDIAN: $46,061
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$13.48 - $60.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,447 - $101,122  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
Total Pay (?
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$30,160 - $109,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,160 - $109,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Media / Public Relations
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National Average
$46,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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